For a redheaded child to be born, both parents must carry the recessive MC1R ‘ginger gene’. And even then, there’s only 25% chance of having a baby with red hair. So really, they’re tiny little miracles that can come out of nowhere. Majestic unicorns, if you will.
2. You might have ginger babies with them
Relating to the above, if you’ve got the ginger gene, you’re one step closer to winning the genetic lottery of having an adorable red-haired baby!
3. Their freckles are just cuteness overload
You see those freckles? Yep, they’re awesome, cute, and a year-round reminder of summer fun.
4. They are ageless
Thanks to their burden of spending our lives shade-hopping and heavily applying sunscreen, sun damage is generally limited with redheads, which is the main cause of fine lines and wrinkles.
5. Redheads don’t go grey
Ginger hair retains its colour far longer than other shades, which eventually fades to silvery-white, a process called achromotrichia. No greys here, especially if you use henna hair products for redheads to enhance the gingerness!
6. They are (sort of) fiery
…at least, they will probably turn fiery if you ask them if they’re fiery. It also means that gingers can use the redhead stereotype of being hot-headed as an excuse for losing their temper once in a while (or a lot).